Dr. Whipple is the Medical Director of Acumen Institute and a senior clinical consultant to Acumen Assessments. He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of professionals. His areas of expertise are in evaluating and treating individuals who struggle with midlife burnout, engaged in sexual misconduct, resort to disruptive behavior, or struggle with addiction. As a psychoanalyst and Board certified psychiatrist, Dr. Whipple integrates a diverse skill-set of context-based psychotherapeutic techniques with evidence-based psychopharmacology. He has helped a vast number of professionals gain insight into their difficulties, resolve complex behavioral problems, and create more balance in their lives. Dr. Whipple brings his experience in psychodynamic psychiatry, psychoanalysis, positive psychology, and present moment consciousness to each consultation.
Following his medical education at the University of Virginia, Dr. Whipple completed an internship at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine and his residency training at the Menninger Clinic, where he received a Seeley Fellowship for distinguished performance. Following his training, Dr. Whipple functioned as a staff psychiatrist at the Menninger Clinic. He began his psychoanalytic training at the Menninger Institute for Psychoanalysis and finished his training at the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute.
Dr. Whipple has presented internationally on matters related to professional functioning, identity formation, gender issues, late life planning and self-development in later life maturation. He is particularly interested in the use of narrative psychotherapy to foster reflection and behavioral change in the workplace.
Board certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology